Mar 8, 2011 1:00pm EST
. 2011] >> the u.s. house meets today at 2:00 eastern for general speeches. legislative work starts at 4:00. members will consider bills designating dentists and vetenarian as emergency responders and disasters. tomorrow the congress will hear from the australian prime minister in a joint meeting. we'll have a live coverage of that at 11:00 eastern. on wednesday members begin kuwait on eliminating mortgage relief. transportation secretary ray lahood is on capitol hill this afternoon. he's testifying before the senate transportation committee. about his department's 2012 budget request. c-span3 will have live coverage beginning at 2:30 eastern. >> the new way to get a concise review of the day's events it's "washington today" on c-span radio. every week day we'll take you to capitol hill, the white house, and anywhere news is happening. we'll also talk with the experts, the politician mrs., and -- politicians, and the journalists. the stories that matter to you the most every week day on c-span radio. can you listen in the washington-baltimore area at 90.1 f.m. and nationwide on xm slight
Mar 8, 2011 7:00am EST
detention at guantanamo bay. the u.s. plans to resume trial by military commission. want to get your reaction to the news. here are the numbers to call. the front page news in a lot up the papers. here is "the washington post" version. we will read more from the headlines here and take your calls. a lot of reaction in the paper to the of guantanamo bay decision, but we will spend a couple of minutes on the phone first to get some new information, if we can come on the situation in libya. a reporterl soschem, from "the associated press." the new headline suggests that muammar gaddafi is looking for some sort of deal. is that correct or just p.r. from the other side, if you can call it that? guest: it is hard to say. what we're hearing is second- hand reports. apparently, according to the era of new stations, there have been offers to begin negotiations of some kind. apparently one of the conditions is that the rebels would lay down their arms and the negotiations would begin. in the past, the national transition council, which has been running the side of the country has said they wil
Mar 8, 2011 11:00am EST
remain, can the u.s. realistically try terror suspects and close down the prison at the same time. richard wolffe is at the white house with the latest on this. let's start with why the reversal on the president's position here. >> reporter: well, this reversal has been in the work x for a couple of years now and it starts up with the politics of it. they turned against this president early in his term when democrats joined with republicans to cut off funding to transfer prisoners to a high security prison likely to be illinois, but once the politics changed and we saw it with the recent defense spending bill there was no physical way or a practical way they could really close down guantanamo bay because, remember, the other disappointment for them other countries around the world have not taken as many detainees as the incoming president thought he would be able to convince them to take. and lastly, the president's fundamental judgment has changed. his commitment to civil liberties has come up in a clash with his commitment to national security and national security has won out.
Mar 8, 2011 10:00am EST
at u.s. the. it is the fact what we proposed was broadening the base, simple phiing the code, eliminating or greatly reducing these tax expenditures. bring down rates, and using some money to truce deficit. we went to what's called a zero-based plan. and if you eliminate all these $1.1 trillion worth of tax expend chures. i call them ear marks. you-all have been so bold to get rid of the -- but we have $1.is trillion we're spending in the tax code. it's just spending by another name. but if you eliminated those, you could actually take rates from 8% and 14% up to 210,000 so . you can go to a territorial system that will bring those trillions of dollars back to the country that are captured overseas and bring them back over here. lastly, we do have to cut spending. and we have to cut spending wherever we find it. we can't just deal with domestic discretionary spending. you know, the democrats, as near as i can tell from reading a paper, are talking about the cut. and the republicans are talking about billions in cuts. i can account my budget 1.6% tonight. by tomorrow morning.
Mar 8, 2011 6:00am EST
businesss conddtions in the u-s y focusing its expansion efforts i'm stan case. coming up... it's the last place you'd expect to be robbed... what a thief stole from one woman... as she was praying in church. ((joel live tease)) ((candace live tease))you're watching fox 45 morning news.. all local.. all morning. ((break 4)) millions in taxes. who leads the list of the state's top 50 tax cheats.. on fox 45 news at 5:30. capitol building 3 maps-95 at 195-back to maps p the disturbing pattern of missing teenage girls in our area continues. this morning, police in baltimore year old girl in north baltimore. joel d. smith is live now at the last place where she was seen good morning joel d. good morning megan, we're here in the 3700 block of greenmount avenue, near chestnut hill avenue. police say this is the last place where 12 year old faith seawell was seen, around 8:40 last night. night. here'' her picture. police describe her as a black female, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 108 pounds, last seen wearing a bback coat, pink shirt, bluee jeans and white tennis sho
Mar 8, 2011 5:00pm EST
inherited the largest deficits in u.s. history. he joined with democrats here in congress to join a balanced deficit reduction law that resulted in the largest surpluses in history and put us on a path by the year 2000 to completely eliminate the national debt within a decade. i was here then. every single republican voted against it. every single one. likewise today president obama inherited from president a deficit in excess of, are you ready for this on one -- $1 trillion. and a deep recession that made it even worse. once again, we democrats are committed to bringing this under control and to do it in a fair and balanced way. but, as a former president once said, here we go again. in december, my friends on the other side of the aisle, the republicans insisted we extend tax cuts largely benefiting the wealthy. as $354 to the deficit this year, even more next year, then they voted to repeal the health reform bill, which would ad add $210 to the deficit, and now these same people are shedding crocodile tears an claim to be worried about the deficit. let's be clear, there's a right way to b